Raspberry Almond Scones

These sweet and soft baked scones are made with fresh raspberries and topped with a rich almond glaze! 

Raspberry Almond Scones

It wasn’t until just a couple of years ago I discovered that scones came in some many varieties. After my family moved to Utah from California, we used to go back to Cali to visit family several times each year. Eventually my siblings (all older than me) had jobs and were in college and couldn’t take the time off to go on vacations as often. So I’d fly out by myself and stay with cousins each summer. I looked forward to those summer Cali vacations all. year. long. I especially looked forward to my Aunt Paula’s scones.

Raspberry Almond Scones

My cousin Jeanette and I are only 2 months apart and got along better than twins. In fact, we often got stares in public and lots of “oh my gosh what cute twins!” while out and about with my aunt. We actually kind of liked the attention and one year we bought matching outfits and wore our hair in identical braids for a whole week. Jeanette and I didn’t actually have a lot of the same interests but we always agreed one at least one thing: her mom made some crazy-good scones.

Raspberry Almond Scones

Aunt Paula deep-fries her scones and puts butter on them. I don’t know if the recipe really originated in Utah (probably not) but a lot of people call them Utah Scones. Anyway, my mom never made them so the only time I had the chance to have scones was when I spent the summer in California with my cousin. They were always the same – buttery fried scones – but man were they tasty.

Raspberry Almond Scones

A couple of years ago I discovered that you could get strawberry scones, or lemon scones, or chocolate scones (what the?!) and went through a big scone-connoisseur phase. I’ll always love my Aunt Paula’s fried butter scones, but I must say, these raspberry almond scones have to be a tie for my top favorite.

Raspberry Almond Scones

What I adore about these scones is that they are moist and fluffy – a lot of scone recipes yield really dried out dough and I feel like I have to drink a gallon of orange juice just to get them down. But these are not that way at all. They are nice and moist and full of yummy almond-raspberry flavor. And the glaze. Ohhhhh the glaze! Nothing too fancy, just 3 ingredients, but you’re gonna want that glaze on top of these scones. It adds a whole lot of yum to this easy 30 minute breakfast!

Raspberry Almond Scones

What people are saying about these Raspberry Almond Scones

“I found this on pinterest and made these yesterday and the texture and flavors were perfect. This is an excellent recipe – my husband and sons said “best scones ever” and “award-winning”. Thank you for excellent directions and tips. This will be a keeper.” – Noelle

“I just made these raspberry almond scones for my family. They were easy and simple to make. And they are delicious!” – Kristen 

“Made these this morning and they were delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe!” – Jeannie

“Wow this was delicious! Made it for a Mother’s Day treat and they were perfect. Not too moist and not too dry.” – Stella

Raspberry Almond Scones

These sweet and soft baked scones are made with fresh raspberries and topped with a rich almond glaze!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword raspberry, scone
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup raspberries (I used fresh raspberries and froze them for about 20 minutes beforehand to make them easier to fold into the dough)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (for topping)
  • 1-2 tablespoons shaved/slivered almonds

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk or heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Add flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in a bowl and mix until well blended. Add egg, 1 teaspoon almond extract, and heavy cream and mix until soft. Gently fold in raspberries (it's okay if they turn the dough pink a little bit).
  • Knead dough 1-2 minutes on a lightly floured surface. Place a sheet of parchment paper or aluminum foil on a baking sheet (or you may grease the pan with cooking spray). Transfer the dough to the baking sheet. Pat the dough into into a circle about 1/2 inch thick. Use a pizza cutter to cut dough into 8 wedges and gently spread the wedges out so they aren't touching. Sprinkle wedges with 1 tablespoon sugar and slivered almonds.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until scones turn a very light golden brown. While scones are baking, whisk together all ingredients for the glaze. Drizzle over the scones and serve warm. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from How To: Simply.

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These look delicious, but I’m REALLY interested in hearing more about those fried scones! I didn’t even know you could fry scones!

    Oh my goodness YES you certainly can!!! guess I’ll have to share a recipe for fried scones here pretty soon! 😉

Those are some seriously pretty scones. And they look so flaky and light too!

These look amazing!

I made some cherry almond scones similar to these and loved them. These look super! 🙂

    Thanks girl!!! Cherry almond would be uber delish!!!!!

Your images are gorgeous! Can’t wait to try these scones!

Looking forward to trying the scones, more moisture would be so enjoyable.

Wow. Good job on capturing how moist they are in the photos! These scones are the moistest I’ve ever seen. Already pinned and bookmarked this recipe!

Oh, wow, beautiful photography and styling! (And the recipe sounds great too!) So glad I came across your blog on FG.

    Thanks Nicole! I’m glad you found my blog too, come hang out anytime!!! 😉

i’d love one of these for breakfast!

Could I possibly make these with milk instead of heavy cream? =\

These look great! But if you knead it after adding in the raspberries won’t they all break? Or is that okay?

    Hi Emily! The raspberries do break and will turn your dough a little bit pink – that’s okay! Just be as gentle as you can and don’t worry about the rest 🙂

I just made these raspberry almond scones for my family. They were easy and simple to make. And they are delicious! I

    So glad you liked this Kristen, every time I make them I’m reminded of how much I love them with that icing on top!

I found this on pinterest and made these yesterday and the texture and flavors were perfect. This is an excellent recipe – my husband and sons said “best scones ever” and “award-winning”. Thank you for excellent directions and tips. This will be a keeper.

Wow this was delicious! Made it for a Mother’s Day treat and they were perfect. Not too moist and not too dry.

    Wow this was delicious! Made it for a Mother’s Day treat and they were perfect. Not too moist and not too dry. I definitely needed more heavy cream in the icing though.

Made these this morning and they were delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe!

I made these for Mother’s Day last year as a breakfast in bed treat, they were delicious! Really very easy too. The flavor was perfect and they had a lovely melt in your mouth cakey texture. Will be making these again!

Ha ha! I guess I forgot that I have commented before. I am very forgetful:S

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